precise

Precise means strictly correct or very exact. If you need something to be precise, like the positioning of a safety net for a stunt jump over a canyon, there's no room for error.

The word precise might make you think of nerdy scientists with rulers or stiff accountants double checking their calculations. But being precise, or painstakingly accurate, has its merits. When making a grilled cheese sandwich, for example, it’s important that the arrangement of ingredients be precise: Place a tomato in each corner and ensure that the cheese covers every inch of bread so that each bite is full of gooey delight.

DEFINITIONS OF: precise

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adj sharply exact or accurate or delimited

“a precise mind”
“specified a precise amount”
“arrived at the precise moment”
Synonyms
accurate
conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
distinct
easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
exact
marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
specific
(sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
dead
unerringly accurate
fine
minutely precise especially in differences in meaning
finespun, hairsplitting
developed in excessively fine detail
meticulous, punctilious
marked by precise accordance with details
microscopic
extremely precise with great attention to details
nice, skillful
done with delicacy and skill
on the button, on the nose
being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion
very
precisely as stated
Antonyms:
imprecise
not precise
inaccurate
not exact
inexact
not exact
general
applying to all or most members of a category or group
general
somewhat indefinite
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adj (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct

“a precise image”
“a precise measurement”
Synonyms:
accurate, exact
correct, right
free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
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